Waters Guided: "Madison Chain"- Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa, Wingra, Lake Wisconsin, Wisconsin River, Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and more.
January-Ice out: I am now offering guided ice fishing trips on the Madison Chain for multi-species highlighting Pike and huge Catfish on Lake Mendota. Trips included transportation (ATV) on lake, heated Frabill Ice Shacks, all equipment, and bait. Rates are $350 for eight hours of fishing for two, $75 each additional person.
March-July for Jet Boat River Trips: Another unique experience I offer is Jet-Boat trips on the Wisconsin River where you get to fish were not many people can get to! My 16 foot jet drive only needs about 3" of water to run so it opens up a whole new world of fishing for Smallmouth, Largemouth, Northern Pike, Walleyes, Catfish, and even Muskies. This is truly a wonderful experience that allows you to get away from the crowds and really enjoy yourself.
March-April Walleye and Northern Pike: Locally the Wisconsin River offers some early season opportunities for walleyes and Northern Pike. This starts as soon as the ice is out. My 16 Jet Boat allows us to reach stretches of river that don't see much pressure. What a great time to get the first bend in the rod.
Also available is trophy Walleye fishing on the Bay of Green Bay and the Fox River. Fish over fourteen pounds are available here by jigging, casting, and trolling. Numbers and size make this fishery one of the best in the country!
Another option I offer is Walleye fishing on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. Whether we are casting, jigging, or trolling there is no lack of fish in this system.
May: This month brings many opportunities for fishing in Wisconsin after the season opener. First three weeks of May I spend guiding Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra, and Kegonsa of the "Madison Chain". Target species now are Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleyes, Catfish, and Panfish.
Late May-mid July: Starting Memorial Day weekend I shift my fishing to primarily muskies. I split my time between the "Madison Chain" and Green Bay muskies. Madison waters provide an outstanding muskie fishery with four fish days common, great topwater bite, and many fish in the 40”-48” range. Green Bay offers endless opportunities of monster fish that can be caught casting and trolling.
Mid September-early October: Sometimes tough to leave Minnesota, I head back to my home waters of the "Madison Chain" for the one best muskie bites of the season. This pre-turnover bite can be fast and furious. Shallow casting topwaters and bucktails excels now. Some of the biggest fish of the season are taken at this time.
Mid November-December: Once the Minnesota prime time late fall bite has passed, it's back home again on the Mad Chain where we now have an extended muskie season which runs through the month of December. This late season bite has accounted for some of the biggest fish of the year along with some great numbers. As long as there is a boat ramp open, I am open for business!